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1 Serving Smarter Choices: Meal Service Options

2 We will discuss… 1.Portion control 2.Types of meal service options 3.Best Practices

3 Portion Control: Fruits and Vegetables 1/4 C total 1-2 year olds 1/2 C total 3-5 year olds

4 Portion Control: Deli Meat 1 oz. = 1 slice for regular thickness 2-3 slices for thin slices Read portion sizes on nutrition labels.

5 Portion Control Know your conversions: 1oz = 28 grams (approx.) 1 cup = 8oz etc., etc. Google works wonders!

6 Portion Control: Cheese 1-1/2 slices 1 oz. of cheese 4 dice

7 Portion Control: Peanut Butter 1-2 years = 2 Tbs. 3-5 years = 3 Tbs = 4 Tbs.

8 Types of Meal Services Unitized Plated meals served from bulk Family-style

9 Family Style Meals Look familiar?

10 Family Style Meals: Pros Sense of empowerment for the child – “I can do it” Social norms at meal time Teachers encourage and inspire

11 Family Style Meals: Pros Remember: You will introduce man new foods for the first time May have to try several times before they like it Can have a center policy for no outside food

12 Best Practices: Food Service Equipment

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14 Best Practices: Fun Presentation

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17 Milk Questions?


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